The 2009 Camp Cup Challenge is set for tomorrow, July 21 on the Nantahala River featuring over 120 paddlers from ten different summer camps. The event is a one-of-a-kind gathering of young paddlers competing in whitewater slalom under the tutelage of Olympic paddlers and some of the nation's best paddling instructors. The event was very popular during the nineties, but it suffered a five year down period from 2003-2007. Sean and Kristin Bierle of the Alzar School in Boise, Idaho have successfully revived the event that celebrates and perpetuates the rich history of Western North Carolina camp paddling.
Below are some photos from the 2008 event. Come out and join us this year!